Our Staff

Allison O'Reilly
Program Director

Desperate for a change from small town life in the Maritimes, Allison took the train to Montreal and never looked back (eventually stumbling upon CJLO along the way). A lover of all things radio, she was involved with CHMA 106.9 in Sackville, New Brunswick for the duration of her time at Mount Allison University. After studying Broadcast Journalism in Halifax, she jumped from station to station along Nova Scotia’s South Shore, reporting local news. In her spare time, you can find her watching bad television or listening to shoegaze. Don’t ask her why she has a science degree, because she doesn’t know either.

Francella Fiallos
Station Manager

Originally from Ottawa by way of Halifax, Francella's love of campus radio began at Carleton University where she completed her Bachelor of Journalism. Later, she worked for the National Campus and Community Radio Association and the CBC Parliamentary Bureau before moving to Halifax. She was the programming and development director at CKDU-FM, Dalhousie University's campus radio station. She currently sits on the board of directors of the NCRA as the equity officer. In this photo, Francella is holding a copy of Moondog Matinee by The Band. Please talk to her about The Band.

Jessica Jaschek
Director of Promotions, Funding and Outreach

 

Calvin Cashen
Volunteer Coordinator

Calvin is a young Cancer/Leo from Dallas, Texas looking to make a splash in community radio. He's in his fifth year of Journalism and Communication studies at Concordia. He hosts The Waiting Room with his good friend Erin to appease their mutual appetite for loud guitars. As CJLO's Volunteer Coordinator, Calvin's always eager to meet fresh faces and share his passion for music and radio. In his spare time, Calvin enjoys collecting vintage t-shirts, watching anime, and being emotional. Talk to him about Fugazi.

Zach Carriere
Head Music Director

Zach Carriere, AKA 'Zakary Slax' is the host of the award-winning Slax Trax and assists in the music direction of CJLO. Uncompromisingly passionate about underground music and its role in providing a site of cultural resistance and innovation, he has also performed throughout the nation as a member of groups such as 'Dead Beat Poet Society' and 'Astral Gunk'. Before coming to CJLO he was co-host of Killer Haze on CHMA 106.9 FM in Sackville NB, and a founding member of the co-op/record label of the same name.

Amrew Weekes
Hip-Hop Music Director

Amrew Weekes aka Lady Oracle. One half of The Limelight, the longest running hip hop show on CJLO. Also a full time DJ which she credits to being at CJLO (she learned to DJ on the turntables at the station and made connections with artists / promoters in the city thanks to her show). Aside from DJing, she like cooking, being in nature, and chilling with good friends and family.

Kelly Belfo
World Music Director

World Music Director since 2003, Kelly Belfo helped build the world music department from the ground up. From CJLO's world music library now overflowing with great music from Montreal and abroad to a stellar Saturday line-up of music from the Caribbean and around the world, it is no wonder that CJLO is highly recognized in the world music scene. CJLO world music department also work closely with Festival International Nuits D'Afrique, Mundial Montreal, and Montreal International Reggae Festival.

Andrew Wieler
Metal Music Director

Andrew, host of Grade A Explosives, is also a music director at CJLO and oversees the Metal section of the station. He enjoys sleeping and usually doesn't want to talk to anyone. Don't be fooled though, he can also chat your ear off about metal, indie-rock, robot uprisings, or industrial music.

Holden Carroll
RPM Music Director

Hailing from university-town New Paltz, NY, Holden is excited to be in university-city Montreal, QC, where he is the electronic music director at CJLO and an honours political science student at Concordia. He has a zealous predilection for electronic music that is evidenced by his involvement in collaborative project Eastern Leisure and solo material here. Holden is also the host of show Multiple Tabs where he deals dangerous doses of dizzying double time and clever clips of clustered club clumps, among other things.

Fiona Harrison-Roberts
Magazine Editor

After graduating from high school in 2016, Fiona made her way to Montreal to pursue her undergraduate studies. As a Journalism major, Fiona re-discovered her love for radio and writing. Now she co-hosts a movie review show called Moonstruck. 

Hunter Walwaski 
Associate Content Editor

British Columbia-born but longtime Montreal, Hunter is fuelled by a perpetual hunger for all things loud, fast, and thrashin', and likes to live at that same pace. He co-hosts The Iron Club, owns more black band t-shirts than the best of 'em, and lives for the Halloween season. If you happen to catch this basement-dweller outside in the sun, feel free to pick his brain about cult 80s speed metal bands. He is currently studying Journalism at Concordia University.

Jennifer Zipper
Associate Content Editor

Jen was first drawn to CJLO in 2017 as a volunteer, due to the closeness of the community and the chance to discover local artists. She is currently completing a BA in Communication Studies at Concordia University. Outside of her campus radio work, she's also a big fan of musical theatre, anything that matches the fall aesthetic, and indie pop. 

 

 

Zack Bruce
Production Director

Raised in the marshes of Sackville NB, Zack moved to Montreal in 2016 and joined the CJLO team in February 2019. He is in charge of the production studio of the station, and runs live recording session with local and touring acts. Zack is lover of music & a DIY electronics/synth enthusiast, and is looking forward to immersing himself in the world of campus/community radio.

Remi Caron
Equipment Manager

Remi Caron has been with CJLO for close to three years hosting At The Movies (With Iconic Sounds), a show that is part movie talk and part playing some of the iconic soundtracks or scores to cinema. In addition he has been CJLO's Equipment Manager for two years. His two favourite directors of all time would be Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick. You can also find Remi in the CJLO vault organizing the various genre sections, which he claims is a Zen experience. His philosophy on life is that you never start off the morning without a good coffee. Also he is open to having discussions about the latest releases in theatres.